Many items of Scottish clothing and many of the higher quality accessories and gifts from Scotland use Harris Tweed®. It is an iconic cloth and a wonderful story.
Harris Tweed® is more than a unique handwoven textile, it is also a story about a real place with a rich history and culture, beautiful landscape and vibrant communities located in Scotland’s remote and beautiful islands of the Outer Hebrides. In recent years the industry and its brand have grown to be recognized worldwide.
Harris Tweed® is known as ‘The Big Cloth’ in Scotland and for good reason, handwoven by the islanders in their homes in the Outer Hebrides, it will simply last and last and continue to look good for years. We Scots are very proud of our Harris Tweed® industry, only made in the Outer Hebrides, on the Isles of Harris, Lewis, Uist and Barra. Harris Tweed® is one of the world’s great textiles and the only one with a unique provenance preserved by an Act of Parliament and protected by the world-famous Orb Certification Mark certified by the Harris Tweed Authority.
There is only one Harris Tweed®. As well as being natural, biodegradable, non-allergenic and water-repellent, Harris Tweed® is energy-efficient to create and beautiful, durable and practical to use. From remote crofts to couture catwalks Harris Tweed® is the choice of fashion and interior designers who value its provenance, classic style and its ability to improve with age. Every meter of cloth is certified with the famous Orb Certification Mark and guaranteed to be genuine Harris Tweed® of the highest quality and craftsmanship.
Today you will find some great products made with Harris Tweed®, the outstanding quality and superb workmanship has made Harris Tweed® clothing a popular choice for men and women alike. But it doesn’t stop there… now we have capes, caps, bags, purses, wallets and many, many other brilliant and quirky items to choose from.
Remember to always check for the Harris Tweed® ‘Orb’ to mark its authenticity.
In future postings, I plan to introduce you to some of the lovely Harris Tweed products readily available locally from merchants in New England.